NX250 Thread -- official ADV owners manual

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  1. valvecrusher

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  2. wyowillys46

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    Duro Median. 130/90-16
    I can't remember whats on the front. EDIT: The front is a Trailwing.
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    How is the wet traction? Is is worn evenly, or flat in the middle?
    Offroad performance? dirt/loose sand?

    Have you pushed the tire yet?
    Does it warm up quick, on the road?

    Please let us knoow about durability too, as in mileage that it lasts.

    Any chunking?

    Thanks, Wyo...
    You are the actual first person to actually have this tire that i know of. Inputs would be greatly appreciated...It's one of our like 6 choices for a 16" DOT knob
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    You'll have to give me time on that Valvecrusher. I'm still very new to the whole two wheel business (this being my first one).

    I think the only thing I'll be able to really tell you until I become more experienced is how long the tire lasts. As of right now it looks like the tire is within a couple hundred miles of being new. I did notice a little cracking around the base of some lugs but I think that's more from sitting in a garage.


    From reading about these bikes (I always research a lot before buying anything) I know that the CDIs are known weak points. Does anyone have a confirmed dead CDI that I may be able to fool around/tinker with? I'm always looking for interesting projects.
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  5. Jeff@TheQuadShop

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    I have one that your welcome too, its already been cut apart tho.
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    What different tire options do I have for the front of the NX? Do I have to stick with the 90/100 19, or can I use a 90/80 19, or a 100/90 19?
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    What about tube sizes? I don't really understand those either.:huh
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    Jumpin Joe 89' NX 250; 2006 VTX 1300

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    Jeff

    Where did you end up getting a new CDI? I have one I beileve is dead (or is dying) so I will likely be in the market for one real soon. I guess I'll operate on the one I have and see if I can save it.
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    The local Honda dealer.
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    valvecrusher tractus pro pensio™

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    Looky what followed me home!!
    It's an '88, and it's pretty rough...

    don't know why people treat them this way

    First look when i got home with him...eeeech!
    [​IMG]

    It looks like there has been a little custom work done....lol, none of it positive...
    [​IMG]

    As you probably know, the bikes appearance might tell you hints about the type of treatment the owner gave it..
    In this case, he used it as a plow/furrower..
    [​IMG]
    I heard Honda put great engines in the NX250, however, all i found was mud...
    [​IMG]

    Now, I swore this guy said like new, nothing wrong with it...
    [​IMG]



    Now that you are totally sickened....
    Let's see if he cleans up good...




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    Now, that's a little better... at least the seat only has a FEW holes..
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    And the motor, looks a little better like this...heyyyyy, i see some pearl in that Traditional Blue Metallic
    [​IMG]'

    Here's the result
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    Man, the people of NC will fix anything with duct tape..
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    valvecrusher tractus pro pensio™

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    When servicing my '89, I took one look at my headpipe and said...you know what...
    now is the time to clean that up.
    It was a little rusty.
    So I decided to remove the shield and take off the back bolt, see the wrench?
    [​IMG]
    you can see in the photo, i've already removed the headpipe/head mounting flange at the exhaust port, and the flange is hanging down on the pipe..

    You have to remove the bolt that the socket is on, but to get to it, you must remove the shield.
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    valvecrusher tractus pro pensio™

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    Here is the tools for the job.

    A wire bristle brush[​IMG] and a can of 'derusto' Hi temp rust paint..
    any paint exceeding 1500f* degrees will do...for extreme temps.[​IMG]
    I prefer the rusty paint,

    you don't want to use regular black spray paint, it will not transfer heat properly, carrying heat farther down the exhaust.. nor will it stick as well.

    I got lucky and found hi-temp rust paint for like rusty automotive headers..

    but i haven't found a pic online yet.

    I always use the wire brush and rusty part under a water bath, like a outdoor faucet, to keep down the rust inhaled...yuk:puke1
    and paint dust is HARMFUL.
    Wear a respirator.!
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  13. valvecrusher

    valvecrusher tractus pro pensio™

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    Here is the pipe after the wire brush.
    [​IMG]

    I didn't spend alot of time with it, cause it was kinda in rougher shape than i like..
    and I didn't want to get more involved, but basically i decided there was a point where i didn't want to remove any more metal, you know.
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  14. valvecrusher

    valvecrusher tractus pro pensio™

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    Now, it's the first coat.

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    The pipe didn't want to take the paint, because of the rust.
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    valvecrusher tractus pro pensio™

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    You can see i put many coats to get this..
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    Ready...now don't scratch it putting it on...:wink:
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    Ok, I put a little grease on the end of the pipe, just to aid in re-installation.

    [​IMG]

    I hope it goes in better than it came off..
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    Here it is..
    re-installed, but NO scratches..

    [​IMG]

    Yes!:clap

    It's too bad it won't stay glossy, it turns exhaust flat black after you crank it...

    My advice...crank it and walk inside, make your self a drink...drink it...come back out...
    you can look through the window and see smoke as the paint cures from the exhaust gas temperature...
    should have got a photo of that.
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  18. valvecrusher

    valvecrusher tractus pro pensio™

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    Here's the flat look after you run it..

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    Project done!..
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    valvecrusher tractus pro pensio™

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    I've got more coming soon..

    anyone else?
    :ear
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  20. GB

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    If we can't get along in one NX thread, are we going to get along with two???

    Those unhappy to see this second one, leave it be and post in the first one and ignore this one... :rolleyes

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